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VA Home Loans

Circulars

The following VA circulars are current policies and procedures for servicing VA loans.  Circulars are supplemental to the VA Home Loan regulations. 

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

2018

  • Circular 26-18-25 - The Effect of Guaranty Claim Payments on Veteran Home Loan Entitlement
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    October 30, 2018

  • Circular 26-18-23 - Special Relief Following Hurricane Michael
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    October 15, 2018

  • Circular 26-18-18 - Special Relief Following Hurricane Florence
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    September 18, 2018

  • Circular 26-18-17 - Special Relief Following Hurricane Lane
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    August 30, 2018

  • Circular 26-18-16 - Special Relief Following Maine Severe Storm and Flooding
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    June 14, 2018

  • Circular 26-16-14 - Change 1 - Title Requirements for Conveyance of Real Property
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    June 11, 2018

  • Circular 26-18-11 - Change in Winterization Fee Policy
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    May 16, 2018

  • Circular 26-18-10 - Special Relief Following Hawaii Volcanic Eruptions and Earthquakes
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    May 16, 2018

  • Circular 26-18-9 - Special Relief Following North Carolina Tornado and Severe Storms
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    May 14, 2018

  • Circular 26-18-8 - Special Relief Following Hawaii Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides and Mudslides
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    May 14, 2018

  • Circular 26-17-39 - Change 1 - Updated Disaster Modification Guidance
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    May 8, 2018

  • Circular 26-15-18 - Change 2 - Paid in Full Notification of Loans Guaranteed for Repurchase Under the Provisions of 38 C.F.R. 36.4600 (VA Regulation 4600 Loans)
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    March 20, 2018

  • Circular 26-17-23 - Change 2 - Special Relief Following Hurricane Harvey
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    March 5, 2018

  • Circular 26-17-28 - Change 2 - Special Relief Following Hurricane Maria
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    March 1, 2018

  • Circular 26-17-27 - Change 2 - Special Relief Following Hurricane Irma
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    March 1, 2018

  • Circular 26-18-5 - Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Property Management and Servicing Contract
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    February 27, 2018

  • Circular 26-18-3 - Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Acceptance of Properties
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    February 23, 2018

  • Circular 26-15-9 - Change 1 - Servicer Statutory Redemption Procedure
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    February 6, 2018

  • Circular 26-15-2 - Change 1- Reconveyance Disputes Process
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    February 6, 2018

2017

  • Circular 26-17-42 - Special Relief Following California Wildfires
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    December 12, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-39 - Updated Disaster Modification Guidance
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    November 27, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-38 - Updates to the VA Property Management and Servicing Contract
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    November 27, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-28 - Change 1 - Special Relief Following Hurricane Maria
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    October 23, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-27 - Change 1 - Special Relief Following Hurricane Irma
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    October 23, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-23 - Change 1 - Special Relief Following Hurricane Harvey
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    October 23, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-32 - Special Relief Following Wisconsin Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides and Mudslides
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    October 18, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-31 - Special Relief Following California Wildfires
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    October 13, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-30 - Special Relief Following Hurricane Nate
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    October 13, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-28 - Special Relief Following Hurricane Maria
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    September 27, 2017

  • Circular 26-15-25 - Change 1 - Compromise Sale Appraisal Requirements
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    September 22, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-27 - Special Relief Following Hurricane Irma
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    September 18, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-25 - Special Relief Following Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding
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    August 29, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-24 - Special Relief Following Idaho Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides
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    August 29, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-23 - Special Relief Following Hurricane Harvey
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    August 29, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-22 - Special Relief Following Severe Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides in West Virginia
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    August 22, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-21 - Special Relief Following Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornados, and Straight-line Winds
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    August 4, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-16 - Award of VA Property Management and Servicing Contract
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    June 29, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-10 - Department of Veterans Affairs Affordable Modification
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    April 7, 2017

  • Circular 26-15-30 - Change 1 - Title Documentation of HOA Matters in Florida
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    March 9, 2017

  • Circular 26-17-4 - Special Relief Following Severe Storms and Tornadoes in Georgia and Mississippi
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    February 10, 2017

2016

  • Circular 26-16-31 - Special Relief Following Hurricane Matthew
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    October 11, 2016

  • Circular 26-16-24 - Title Requirements for Manufactured or Mobile Home Conveyance
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    September 9, 2016

  • Circular 26-16-23 - Special Relief Following Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding
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    August 17, 2016

  • Circular 26-16-22 - Special Relief Following a Natural Disaster
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    August 1, 2016

  • Circular 26-15-16 - Change 1 - Auction Service for the Termination of VA Loans
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    July 14, 2016

  • Circular 26-16-17 - Special Relief Following West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides and Mudslides
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    June 28, 2016

  • Circular 26-16-14 - Title Requirements for Conveyance of Real Property
    Download | Exhibit A
    May 17, 2016

  • Circular 26-16-13 - Special Relief Following Louisiana and Texas Severe Storms and Flooding
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    May 3, 2016

  • Circular 26-15-18 - Change 1 - Paid in Full Notification of Loans Guaranteed for Repurchase Under the Provisions of 38 CFR 36.4600 (VA Regulation 4600 Loans)
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    March 29, 2016

  • Circular 26-16-6 - Special Relief Following State of Michigan Contaminated Water
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    March 1, 2016

2015

  • Circular 26-15-30 - Title Documentation of HOA Matters in Florida
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    November 16, 2015

  • Circular 26-15-25 - Compromise Sale Appraisal Requirements
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    October 20, 2015

  • Circular 26-15-23 - Special Relief Following Southeast and Mid-Atlantic's Severe Storms
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    October 5, 2015

  • Circular 26-15-22 - Release of the Department of Veterans Affairs Servicer Handbook, M26-4
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    September 30, 2015

  • Circular 26-15-21 - Property Preservation Requirements and Fees
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    September 30, 2015

  • Circular 26-15-18 - Paid in Full Notification of Loans Guaranteed for Repurchase Under the Provisions of 38 CFR 36.4600 (VA Regulation 4600 Loans)
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    August 26, 2015

  • Circular 26-15-16 - Auction Service for the Termination of VA Loans
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    July 1, 2015

  • Circular 26-15-15 - Special Relief Following Texas Severe Storms
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    June 23, 2015

  • Circular 26-15-14 - Special Relief Following Oklahoma Severe Storms
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    June 23, 2015

  • Circular 26-15-13 - Special Relief Following Typhoon Dolphin
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    June 23, 2015

  • Circular 26-15-9 - Servicer Statutory Redemption Procedure
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    May 18, 2015

  • Circular 26-15-2 - Reconveyance Disputes Process
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    March 13, 2015

2014

  • Circular 26-14-32 - Centralization of LAPP and SAPP Programs
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    October 9, 2014

  • Circular 26-14-31 - Requirements for the Transfer of Properties to VA
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    October 9, 2014

2013

  • Circular 26-13-19 - Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Acceptance of Properties
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    September 27, 2013

  • Circular 26-13-12 - Principal Reduction Alternative (PRA) for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loans
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    June 28, 2013

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